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Book Review: The Young Housekeeper’s Friend

And now we’d like to recommend three books for further reading on 19th-century meals, just in case you become as obsessed with 1860s food history as we are now. First up: the only cookbook specifically mentioned in Little Women is The Young Housekeeper’s Friend by Mrs. Cornelius. It also happens to be one of the most excellent historical cookbooks we have ever used for a 36 Eggs project. All the recipes we tried have been delicious, even when they sound real weird.

Part of our Little Women Cookbook Blog Series